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New premises for Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

15 February 2011

OPENING OF NEW ALCNS PREMISES: (From left) Prof Sally Chan, Prof Tan Eng Chye, Dr Della Lee, Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, Prof John Wong and Ms Pauline Tan at the ribbon cutting ceremony

More than 300 guests and students attended the opening ceremony of the new office of the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies (ALCNS), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSoM) at the NUS Clinical Research Centre, Block MD11.

Distinguished guests officiating at the ceremony included Chairman of the D S Lee Foundation Dr Della Lee; NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan; NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Prof Tan Eng Chye; Chief Nursing Officer at the Ministry of Health Ms Pauline Tan; and Dean of YLLSoM, NUS, Prof John Wong.

The ALCNS was founded in 2005 through the generous gift of $10 million from the Lee Foundation to help address the growing demand for graduate nurses in Singapore and the region. The ALCNS now offers Bachelor of Science (Nursing), Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (Honours), Master of Nursing, Master of Science (Nursing) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Head of ALCNS Prof Sally Chan said that the Centre is proud of its role in educating future generations of nurse leaders in healthcare delivery and public service, as well as playing a significant role in the professional development of nursing in Singapore and the region.

At the event, Dr Della Lee also announced a generous donation of $5 million from the Lee Foundation to the "Lee Foundation Critical Care Programme" of the National University Health System (NUHS) to meet the pressing needs of a rapidly greying population in Singapore and growing need for high quality care.

By Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies